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The 10x Sessions - CleanTech

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With so much movement in the industry and so many great minds living in and around Kuala Lumpur, it seemed silly that there wasn't a regular entrepreneurs focused meet-up group that is around networking and thought leaders.

The 10x Sessions was formed to fill this void. Once a month, we'll bring together experts and enthusiasts to share insights, tips and a drink on a particular topic related to startups.



Much has been discussed recently of the need for Malaysia to evolve its energy industry. CleanTech is a word that has been discussed at many tables from government to industry. But what does this mean?

This month, we are bringing together the brightest minds behind the CleanTech industry in Kuala Lumpur.




Yasmin Rasyid
EcoKnights

Yasmin Rasyid is a biologist by profession, environmentalist by passion. In the last two decades, she has dedicated her expertise, time and energy in the areas of sustainable development, specifically in community development. She founded EcoKnights, an environmental not-for-profit organization in 2005 and has steadily built the NGO to be int he forefront of sustainability in four core areas: Education and Knowledge, Research and Development, and Community Outreach efforts through Creative Communications and Partnerships. Yasmin is also the current chairperson for Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO) - a national coalition of 31 environmental NGOs. She has served as the chairperson since 2012. Yasmin is also a social entrepreneur and co-founded an urban sustainable farming company called PopTani Asia. In her spare time, Yasmin doodles and indulges in a lot of ice-cream.



Matthieu Mertens
Biji-Biji Initiatives

After graduating in electronic engineering, I worked two years as a software engineer for a big company. Looking for an unconventional lifestyle, I quit my job to travel the world and find my way. For two years, I visited different countries and continents such as Europe, South East Asia, South pacific and Australia. I finally ended up in Malaysia where I rented a room with the founders of the Biji-biji Initiative. Seduced by the concepts and the values they were promoting, I quickly joined the project. The various experiences in F&B and volunteering I gain while traveling and my engineering background helped me to adapt and overcome the challenges of setting up a social enterprise. After four years of partnership, I am now heading the TECH department of the Initiative. We are currently developing alternative energy solutions, smart recycling systems, promoting sustainability through art and workshops.



Renard Siew
Renard Siew is a Stakeholder Council Member of Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) where he is involved in developing the Sustainable and Resilient (SuRe) Standard. He actively participates and contributes in various stakeholder platforms to promote the importance of green buildings/infrastructure. He is also on the technical committee of ENSEARCH, a registered not-for- profit promoting sustainability practices in Malaysia. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral teaching fellow and a researcher at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM). He has published in a range of international refereed journals and received a Highly Commended Paper award from the Emerald Literati Network.


What?
Are you looking to empower the CleanTech industry, work in a company that that revolves around big CleanTech ideas that addresses today's most urgent energy, environmental and economic changes? This is the networking meet up for you.

Why?
The majority of people live in cities, and the urban population continues to grow. This has created a great need for more clean, sustainable, and affordable solutions. In many cases the cutting-edge solutions are developed within small or medium-sized enterprise, others by individuals and visionaries and others by sustainability enthousiasts. All these groups of people, we welcome you to come and network at this event!

When?
4th April 2017, at 7.30 pm

Where?
Liquidity - Concept Bar & Bistro, Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Who should join the 10x Talk?
• Small-medium sized business owners and CleanTech industry professionals in KL

• Who are growing fast... really fast

• Interested in adopting new technologies to grow further

• Looking to overcome complex challenges

Serious entrepreneurs only. Please don't come and sell your properties or your insurance schemes.

There will be food and drinks so register now to avoid dissapointments.



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Tue Apr 4, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM MYT
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Liquidity - Concept Bar & Bistro, Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Malaysia
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